What happens if you introduce a stuffed version of itself to an animal? There are a lot of possible scenarios as to what could happen next but at an attraction park in Japan called Mombetsu Land, a seal was presented a stuffed toy that looks like itself – and it treated the toy like its own baby!
It is unclear whether the seal knew that the stuffed seal was just a toy but the zoo animal has taken to bringing its ‘mini me’ around, wherever it goes.
Aside from giving the stuffed toy a lot of hugs and what appears to be kisses, the seal was also spotted giving its ‘mini me’ a ride on its back.
This is probably the first time a seal was given a mini me toy like this; so there is no telling whether other seals would have reacted in the same manner but this creature truly showed that it was capable of showing love to a toy that looks like its baby.
Of course, its reaction might be totally different if the toy looked like a different creature but until the zoo releases photos of the same seal reacting to another toy, we would probably not know the answer…
What do you think of this adorable seal?